"Come on, come on. With me!"
—The Mean Guard addressing another guard.[src]

This mean guard is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Woodbury Army.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about this man's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury, Georgia.


Season 3

"Walk With Me"

This survivor is first seen guarding the wall of Woodbury during the first night Andrea and Michonne arrived in Woodbury. He is wielding a silenced M4A1 and is patrolling the wall. Eventually Merle gets up on the wall and takes the survivor's gun and shoots a few zombies. Merle hands the survivor his M4A1 back and he continues guarding the wall.

"Made to Suffer"

This man is seen on the streets after Rick's group attacks Woodbury. He is on the streets patrolling and participates in the shootout. When the first gunshots were heard, a soldier and him arrive to ask The Governor about the recent events. The Governor orders this survivor and a small group of Woodbury soldiers to check every house in town for the attackers. Later that night, when Daryl and Merle are thrown into the arena, this survivor is seen standing next to Shumpert, armed with an Mk 18 Mod 0.

"The Suicide King"

This guard is first seen in the arena, watching the Dixon brothers and making sure they didn't attempt to escape. After Merle announces where his loyalties lie, this survivor walks over to where they hold captured zombies, bringing a restrained one out. The zombie is killed by Maggie and the survivor survives the ambush. The next day, when the Woodbury townspeople riot, this survivor is seen next to Martinez and Shumpert, making sure the residents of the town do not attack anybody. When Shumpert notices walkers clawing on the wall and a man beeping on his car horn, this survivor assists with killing the walkers and calming the man. Later, he witnesses Richard Foster die.


This survivor was seen patrolling the streets of Woodbury. He watched Andrea and Karen as they talked to each other. Later he stands on the back of a military vehicle while Andrea is talking to Milton.

"I Ain't a Judas"

The unnamed Woodbury survivor is seen helping board up the damaged wall with wood. He is grabbing the wood and carrying it to the wall while Andrea and Milton are talking.


The Woodbury survivor is seen stationed at the wall as Tyreese and Sasha are placing things in the truck alongside Martinez and Shumpert. He is talking to another guard. When Andrea and Milton are in the alley talking about the Governor, the unnamed survivor is seen walking by on the street, talking with the same wall guard from earlier.

"This Sorrowful Life"

This Woodbury resident is present at the feed store with the Governor and other armed men. When the survivors hear music, Martinez addresses this survivor to go check it out. This soldier, along with another man, reach the source of the noise only to find walkers heading towards them. The man shouts out "Walkers!", alerting his fellow soldiers, and begins to open fire.

Merle, inside a shed, fires a single shot, striking the man in the back and causing him to fall to the ground. Unable to get away, he lays there alive while he is used as bait to distract the walkers. Soon after, the walkers reach him and proceed to devour him.


Killed By

This guard is shot in the back by Merle while he and the entire Woodbury group are distracted by walkers. The guard falls down and is killed when a group of walkers approaches and devour him alive.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims this guard has killed:


TV Series

Season 3


  • According to an interview with Dango Nguyen, he was selected to be the featured extra to die in "This Sorrowful Life" due to being a recognizable Woodbury soldier, and to leave an impact when he died.[1]
    • He also revealed that while he never officially had a backstory or name, he was listed as "Mean Guard" in the scripts.[2]
  • Since his first appearance in "Walk With Me", he has appeared numerous times, uncredited. It wasn't until his death episode, "This Sorrowful Life", that this survivor is finally credited by AMC as Guard exclusively on AMC's website.
  • This survivor is dubbed "Long Hair" in the Talking Dead segment In Memoriam clip for "This Sorrowful Life".


Unnamed or Unseen TV Characters
King County RossCodgerDianeLindaTomFredCindyJudithKingsleyDanielsKellySarahTyrellSheilaMaryanneHollyMother 1Mother 2HitchhikerCriminal 1Criminal 2Criminal 3
Atlanta Camp Survivor
Nursing Home AbuelaCarlito
Greene Family Farm LaceyDuncanMr. FischerMrs. Fischer
The Living Jane
Woodbury Foster DaughterResident 11Resident 1MotherResident 2Resident 4Resident 3Resident 8PeteMichaelRobbieGuard 1Guard 3Resident 5Resident 12Resident 7Resident 9Resident 10Mean GuardBobEisenbergGuard 2Governor's Victims
Military Personnel Division SoldierGuardsman 6Guardsman 2Guardsman 4Guardsman 3Guardsman 5Guardsman 1
Mexican Family FatherMotherSonBaby
Prison Newcomers TeenagerNewcomerWomanSon
Martinez's Group Resident 1Resident 2Resident 3
Cabin DaughterWifeMurdererRapistLiar
Post-Prison Survivors SurvivorFather
Terminus ChuckCynthiaKayleeBroadcasting WomanResident 1GuardCrazed ManResident 2Butcher 2Butcher 1
Abraham's Group WarrenRexJosiahDirkStephanieJosephineRogerPam
Alexandria Safe-Zone Resident 9FatherResident 1BillAndyDonnaMotherDavidsonRosemaryResident 8Resident 7Resident 6Resident 4SonDaughterResident 5Resident 3Resident 2PascalTedCarterJeremyAlvinAnnabelBrianKimJessicaElizabethLucy
The Wolves Wolf 6Wolf 1Wolf 4Wolf 3Wolf 7Wolf 2Wolf 5
Hilltop Colony ResidentMs. MaitlinMarshaTimRory
The Saviors Savior 31Savior 19Savior 30Savior 6JeremyJ. MoneySavior 16Savior 17Savior 18Savior 29Savior 26Savior 23Savior 25Savior 24Savior 27Savior 28Savior 39Savior 13Savior 15Savior 14Savior 12Gracie's FatherSavior 11Savior 10Savior 9J. TopRoySavior 5Savior 8Savior 7Savior 3Savior 4Savior 2Savior 1MariaSavior 32
The Kingdom Joshua's GrandfatherAlvaro's FatherResidentJoshua's Mother
Oceanside Resident 1Resident 2IrisEvelyn
Civic Republic Military Pilot
The Whisperers Whisperer 3Whisperer 8Whisperer 4Whisperer 18Whisperer 19Whisperer 20Whisperer 16Whisperer 17Whisperer 15Whisperer 13Whisperer 14Whisperer 11Whisperer 12Whisperer 10Whisperer 6Whisperer 7Whisperer 5Whisperer 2Whisperer 1Whisperer 9
Second Lives Beta's Best FriendInjured Woman
Bloodsworth Island JasmineBobby
The Commonwealth Stephanie
Miscellaneous Survivors JohnAliceAdamTurnerBrianJimMollicaKenJerrySamJoe Jr.RachelT. EllisManWomanJohnnyMarcusChaserEvieJimmyKatyFrankDennisEnid's MotherEnid's Father40's Man20's ManChadMeganCaseyMollyHermitCrightonTylerDavidJolleenBarryJeanIrmaLibrary SurvivorRed Poncho Man
Animals DogPigletsHorse
Walkers Radio OperatorYoung BoyNoah's BrotherChurch Organist
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